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The PRIvacy and Security MirrorS: “Towards a European framework for integrated decision making”

The PRIvacy and Security MirrorS: “Towards a European framework for integrated decision making”

Objective

The PRISMS project will analyse the traditional trade-off model between privacy and security and devise a more evidence-based perspective for reconciling privacy and security, trust and concern. It will examine how technologies aimed at enhancing security are subjecting citizens to an increasing amount of surveillance and, in many cases, causing infringements of privacy and fundamental rights. It will conduct both a multidisciplinary inquiry into the concepts of privacy and security and their relationships and an EU-wide survey to determine whether people evaluate the introduction of security technologies in terms of a trade-off. As a result, the project will determine the factors that affect public assessment of the security and privacy implications of a given security technology. The project will use these results to devise a decision support system providing users (those who deploy and operate security systems) insight into the pros and cons, constraints and limits of specific security investments compared to alternatives taking into account a wider society context.

The project will achieve these results through a set of work packages providing an analysis of security and privacy technologies (WP2), a policy assessment of security and privacy (WP3), a criminological analysis (WP4), a legal perspective (WP5), a discourse analysis of media attention to privacy, security and trust issues (WP6) and an analysis of existing public opinion surveys (WP7). The findings of these WPs will be integrated (WP8) as part of the preparations for our survey (WP9), the first of its kind to sample public opinion in all Member States on these issues. The survey findings, together with the expert findings from WPs 2 – 7, will be analysed and interpreted in WP10 and form the basis for the decision support system to be devised in WP11.

PRISMS will ensure that the expected impacts of the project are widely disseminated through various means, including a high level press conference.
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Coordinator

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Address

Hansastrasse 27c
80686 Munchen

Germany

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 611 747,51

Administrative Contact

Maximilian Steiert (Mr.)

Participants (8)

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TRILATERAL RESEARCH & CONSULTING LLP

United Kingdom

TRILATERAL RESEARCH LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 417 665

VRIJE UNIVERSITEIT BRUSSEL

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 474 080

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 451 950

THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 73 081,75

EOTVOS KAROLY KOZPOLITIKAI NONPROFIT KOZHASZNU KORLATOLT FELELOSSEGU TARSASAG

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 60 782,60

STICHTING ZUYD HOGESCHOOL

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 97 006,40

Market & Opinion Research International Limited

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 799 431,28

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 285399

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 February 2012

  • End date

    31 July 2015

Funded under:

FP7-SECURITY

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 561 935,84

  • EU contribution

    € 2 985 744,54

Coordinated by:

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany